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Jeb Bush to appear at RPOF fundraiser in Tampa on Friday

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Tampa on Friday night for a fundraiser, but it’s not for his own struggling presidential campaign.

The GOP presidential contender will be appearing at the Centre Club in Tampa in an event for the Republican Party of Florida.

Among the Republicans who are scheduled to attend include Jeff Brandes, Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran, Bill Galvano, Jack Latvala, and Wilton Simpson.

Honorary co-hosts are House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, Senate President Andy Gardiner, Senate President Designate Joe Negron, and legislators Denise Grimsley, John Legg, Kelli Stargel, Jamie Grant, Chris Latvala, Kathleen Peters, Chris Sprowls and Dana Young.

The event calls for a general contribution of $1,000.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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